South Africa is considered a new world wine country, but the wine making tradition dates back to over 350 years to 2 February 1659, when the first grapes were pressed and South Africa's wine story began.
South Africa is the 7th largest producer of wine in the world, with Chenin Blanc the most widely planted variety. We have made the choice to support farms that promote conservation to allow our children the opportunity to experience nature as it should be. More than 60% of our wines have the BWI accreditation where farms commit to leave one hectare natural vegetation for every hectare planted. Various farms listed on our wine list are in the process of acquiring accreditation and we hope to increase this number.
Please see our award-winning wine list below. You are welcome to select your own wine in our cellar or have a taster from the wine table.
2019 - Diner's Club Platinum Award 2018 - Diner's Club Platinum Award 2017 - Diner's Club Platinum Award 2016 - Diner's Club Platinum Award
The Gin & tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the empire -Winston Churchill
For the gin lovers, we have an extensive Gin Bar including top local and imported craft gins.
While South Africa might be more famous internationally for its award-winning wineries, it’s also one of the world’s ten top gin consumers. It’s said that gin first arrived to South Africa during the British colonial period. During the 19th century, the gin and tonic wasn’t just the trendy and most gloriously refreshing thing to drink – it was also one of the safest. For troops stationed in tropical or sub-tropical climes, the quinine in tonic water helped to ward off malaria, but its bitter taste made it unpleasant without a heady pour of sweet, botanical gin. Today South Africa has a handful of large-scale distilleries as well as several independent producers too. One is the Inverroche distillery in the Eastern Cape who produces three gins flavoured with everything from native South African flowers to cardamom pods.
LOCAL CRAFT GIN
Musgrave Spice Route & Pink gin Knysna Gin Black Mountain Karoo Dry Six Dogs KWV Cruxland Monks Clemengold Bloedlemoen Spirit of Rooibos Caspyn West Coast Dry Gin Ginifer Chilli infused Inverroche Amber & Cocoa L'Orange Night Shade Belladonna
We have a selection of mixers - Fitch & Leeds Indian tonic (regular, sugarfree or rose & cucumber infused pink) as well as the beautiful Wawu Butterfly pea flower infused tonic.
Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer -Henry Lawson
It is no secret that South Africans love beer and it is reflected in the fact that we consume an average of about 60 litres of beer per person per year – 182 bottles of green or brown – South Africans are truly beholden to the gods of hops & barley. Craft Beer is very popular and is described as an explosion of art and science coming together to build a drinking masterpiece.
We stock the following bottled beer: Carlsberg, Heineken, Black Label, Windhoek Lager/Light & Draught , Amstel, Castle Free & Savanna Non-alcoholic
We have a selection of refeshing cocktails for you to enjoy while soaking up the sun from the the traditional classics such as the Long Island Iced Tea to the very trendy Cosmopolitan. An Aperol Spritz is the perfect choice for a lovely sunny & warm afternoon!
Soup of the day: Tequila
An extensive list of all your favourite shots and ours combined will guarantee an eventful evening. We can whip up anything from a Kamikaze, a Flying monkey through to a total Wipe-out. We stock Jose Cuervo, Leonista Reposado in Honey & Blanco as well as Espolón Puro Agave (Mexico).